Chicago Bears Will Need to Be ‘Special’ Again in 2010

Posted: 5th July 2010 by Ed Leiser in NFL
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Lost in the shuffle of a busy offseason and a disappointing 2009 season is one of the Chicago Bears' primary weapons: The special teams. I know, I know.  Special teams don't sound "sexy" to anyone, but over the course of a long, 16-game regular season, as many as three or four games can be decided strictly on special teams. It's not always who hits the 55-yard field goal with one second on the clock or who ran back the punt 65 yards for a score, either. The field position battle is a direct correlation with the effectiveness of a team's special teams unit. Also, things like turnovers can occur on punt and kick returns—and everyone knows how important they can be. Indeed, a team's special teams can, for lack of a better word, truly make a team "special." Or not. In ...

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